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Sixth Form Colleges Association announces new Chair

The Sixth Form Colleges Association is delighted to announce that Nick Burnham, Principal of Cardinal Newman College in Preston, has been elected as its new Chair. He takes over the reins from Eddie Playfair, Principal of Newham Sixth Form College after a successful three year term. Nick will Chair the SFCA Council that supports and guides the work of the Association. Governors and Principals from all seven SFCA regions and the Roman Catholic colleges are represented on the SFCA Council.

Commenting on his election as Chair, Nick said: “I am honoured to be taking up the post of Chair of the Sixth Form Colleges Association. I firmly believe in this sector and its power to effect the lives of students – it is often deservedly referred to as the jewel in the crown of education. We will be working hard to influence the major issues affecting the sector and how best the Association can work to meet the needs of the member colleges”.

Bill Watkin, Chief Executive of the Sixth Form Colleges Association said: “We are delighted that Nick has been elected as our Chair and we look forward to working with him. We are also grateful to Eddie Playfair for his work as Chair over the past three years and we wish him well for the future.”